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Evil Minds That Plot Destruction

August 29, 2013 by


In honour of the concert I went to on Monday I give you an out of sequence musical addition to your day: In the fields the bodies burning As the war machine keeps turning

Because I Miss the Flying Monkeys

August 28, 2013 by


I’m about to head back to the land of Oz. Which, in this instance, involves about thirty hours of travel time and being awake for just shy of two days. So that’s going to be fun. Usually I don’t start hallucinating until I pass the fifty hour mark though, so it should be fine. But […]

Which I Suppose Explains Where My Time Went

August 27, 2013 by


I’m procrastinating writing synopses right now because I’m horrible at it. Instead of fixing this by practicing and getting better my current plan is to avoid them entirely. That’ll work, right? Okay, since I cannot convince myself that’s true the only way I can justify procrastinating is by doing something useful. Something else I’ve been […]

How Bunnies Work

August 26, 2013 by


I Wanna Be Yours, Pretty Baby. Yours and Yours Alone.

August 23, 2013 by


I cannot help thinking of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens whenever I hear this song.  

A Matter of Definition

August 20, 2013 by


So I finished the book last week, as promised.* And I’m now in that annoying, fuzzy in-between time where I wait for a new set of readers to tell me I’m brilliant/an idiot/hilarious/funny in the head/tragically misguided as to my ability to string sentences together. Arkem: I could… but I have a book to read. […]

Performance-Enhancing Drugs for Writers

August 19, 2013 by


Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

August 16, 2013 by


Last week I went to this random concert at Google. The first band was pretty decent, the second one was kind of meh, and the third one was these guys. And they were kinda awesome. So I thought I’d share that with you.    

Seriously, Though. Tomorrow. Friday at the Latest. PROMISE.

August 15, 2013 by


I’m in the very final phase of this draft. At this point it really shouldn’t be called ‘editing’ it should be called ‘reading through and making sure I didn’t screw anything up when I was editing’. Apart from the occasional part where I’ve managed to delete a word from a sentence and I sort of […]

Reassurance and Validation: These Are the Things That Publishers Are Made of?

August 13, 2013 by


I spent four days last week at the SCBWI Summer Conference in LA (writers, agents and publishers, oh my). It’s a conference I always enjoy. In large part because it’s one of the only places I can stare at the twelve hundred people surrounding me and mutter, My people. (I mean, obviously, I could do […]